Author Archive for the comms dept

THE BIGGER THEY GET …

Like everyone I know, I screwed up from time to time as a teenager, and my mother’s response was usually an evil eye, accompanied by the phrase “the bigger you get, the worse you get.”  I like to think it…

HURRY UP AND WAIT …

According to the latest international index published by Ookla, the company that measures all things broadband around the world, the UK (at just over 10Mbps) ranks 34th for average broadband download speeds. Lithuania comes top, with an average of 33Mbps. …

A BLACK WEEK FOR BLACKBERRY

At a time when Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android handsets are making life particularly difficult for the Blackberry, the last thing manufacturer Research in Motion needed was a service meltdown across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and parts of…

HONESTY? HONESTLY!

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” – Spencer Johnson When Carol Bartz was relieved of the big swivel chair in the Yahoo boardroom recently, many commentators applauded the refreshing frankness of…

SEND REINFORCEMENTS

Most days for the in-house communications team should be reasonably relaxed, with a manageable workload and various comfortable deadlines in the forward diary. If this isn’t the case, the team is either under-skilled, under-staffed or trying to do too many…